Ohio based paint and coatings specialist, Sherwin-Williams, has applied a combination of fire protection coatings to a waste to energy gasification plant under construction at a new Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) plant in Derby, UK.
Lead contractor on the project, International support services and construction group Interserve’s requirement was for two hours’ fire protection on many of the heavy section steel columns which would face harsh environments.
Sherwin-Williams said that it products used a combination of FIRETEX FX6000 intumescent fire protection coating, FIRETEX FX2003 intumescent coating and FIRETEX M95 epoxy intumescent coating.
As the key coating, FIRETEX FX 6000 is claimed to provide lasting durability of up to 20 years, with improved adhesion and hardness, whilst retaining its aesthetic appearance. The main steelwork sub-contractor for the project was Richmond, North Yorkshire based Hambleton Steel.
“With this kind of investment we wanted the highest levels of protection possible for the future, and this combination achieves that for us, ensuring longevity of the facility without compromising its efficiency in any way,” commented Rick Perkins, FIRETEX project development manager for Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Once operational the facility is expected to divert up to 98% of residential residual waste from landfill, while also generating enough green electricity to power approximately 14,000 homes.
This electricity will be supplied to the national grid, offsetting the cost of the waste treatment to the councils.
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